The winners of the European Green Cities 2025 Awards are Vilnius (Lithuania), Viladecans (Spain) and Treviso (Italy).
Issue 610: Urban agriculture needs to be formally recognised in policy agendas to incentivise and regulate growing practices at different scales, suggests a new analysis of progress in four European cities.
Issue 603: Researchers have explored the creation and implications of Sweden’s ‘green infrastructure’ policy, an approach identified by the European Commission as a potential strategy to protect biodiversity and create healthy, resilient ecosystems.
New analysis indicates European cities and countries with highest expected losses from future flooding
Issue 602: Flooding - the most expensive natural hazard in Europe - is forecast to worsen in the future due to climatic and socio-economic changes.
The European Air Quality Index App, first launched in 2021, provides instant access to up-to-date air quality monitoring data from monitoring stations located in European cities and towns and includes air quality forecasts and health recommendations.
Re-wilding forests with Eurasian lynx, boosting farming with hi-tech bio-stimulants and helping one of Europe’s biggest cities adapt to climate change are among the winning projects announced yesterday at the EU’s annual LIFE Awards.
How is the air quality where you live, what about noise levels or the number of green spaces and quality of the nearest bathing water sites?
Half of urban trees are outside their ‘comfort zone’ – future plantings must consider climate resilience
Issue 598: Trees growing in cities world-wide may be at risk from climate change. Urban greening must use species that can cope with future conditions to secure benefits.
EU forests: Commission adopts new guidelines to support tree planting actions and to protect old-growth forests
Forests are the lungs of the earth. They play a vital role in maintaining the health and well-being of both humans and the planet.
Issue 597: Trees make towns and cities better places to live, but they often need to co-exist with practical surfaces in the built environment. A five-year study compared the effects of three types of paving on trees.